This recipe is ideal for anyone who loves burgers and is looking to boost their mood. Turkey is full of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps the body to produce serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin can help to boost your mood, and melatonin helps to promote sleep. Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, which can help to keep your brain healthy. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of fibre.

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

  • 260 grams of turkey breast mince (preferably low fat)
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into wedges
  • 2 burger buns (Optional)
  • 2 grated garlic cloves 
  • 1 diced red onion 
  • 1 peeled and grated apple
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp of oregano 
  • 15 grams of melted coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 135 grams of green vegetables 

Method:

1- Heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan, Ping the wedges in the microwave for 6 minutes until they are soft. Leave them to rest for 30 seconds. 

2 – Add the mince to a bowl along with the apple, garlic, egg, and onion. Now mix the ingredients together with your hands. Add some salt and pepper and the paprika and oregano. 

3 – Now it’s time to shape the burgers. Do this with your hands so you have 2 burgers that are 3 centimetres thick. Place them on a lined baking tray and cook them for 25 minutes, turning them halfway through. 

4 – Take the coconut oil and heat it in a pan on a high heat. Add the wedges and fry for 3 minutes or until they are browned. Drain the wedges on some kitchen paper and season. 

5 – Place the burgers in the buns if you have them or serve them on a plate with sweet potatoes and some green vegetables. Enjoy. 

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